August 31, 2018

Hello Parkside Families!

                It doesn’t feel write to be writing the date knowing how warm our week was!  For two of the days we had to modify the recess schedules due to the heat index, UV rays and how the kids were doing.  Usually, I like to talk about the cool weather heading our way and to dress appropriately.  Looking ahead, the weather looks like it will stay warm for more days to come, so please make sure your child has clothing appropriate for them to wear outside as well as extra clothes available to change into. 

                In the past, we stopped our early morning recess for our preschool wing when September arrived.  We have decided to KEEP our morning recess; we know there are several benefits to outside play and we feel providing another opportunity to do this is a good idea! Therefore, we be out side until 8:45 when the weather cooperates.

                We want to say “good bye and best wishes” to all of our now Kindergarten friends!  It has been an amazing trip watching them grow into the strong, creative independent boys and girls they are today.  Moms and Dads, thank you to you for letting us be a part of your child’s life.  We will miss see you!

                 Between next week and the week of September 4th (when we return from the long weekend) we will complete the rest of the summer transitions to begin our fall program year.  If you receive a transition notice for the week of September 4th, please know that we will follow the transition schedule (unless your child is going into the Olympic room), but if your child is successful in their new classroom we will leave them.  We will keep you updated if the transition schedule needs to be modified depending on how your child transitions into their new room.  If you have any questions please feel free to stop by the office or talk with your child’s teacher.

                Tomorrow, Parkside is closed for our teacher training day.  The day will consist of us getting our classrooms ready for our new program year, we will also have a training on Conscious Discipline specifically on the brain state model and Conscious Discipline. Throughout the day we will also have team building activities!  We have a very busy, but informative and fun day ahead!  Thank you for your support and understanding on how essential this day is to our team and program!

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, September 3rd: Parkside is CLOSED for Labor Day
  • Thursday, September 13th: Parkside Curriculum night; 5:30-6:30
  • Friday, September 14th: Pre-K field trip to Treworgy Apple Orchards
  • Friday, September 21st: 3rd Annual Parkside Color Run!
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: September 25th and 26th: Pictures with Emily McIntosh

Have a great weekend; we look forward to seeing you next week!



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